Equity markets have remained unsettled in the last month. In particular, UK equities have faced headwinds in the last month due to “Brexit” concerns and some stock and sector specific issues. Whilst mining and energy stocks have generally seen better performance, bank stocks have fallen on fears of rising loan losses and lower interest rate margins. The FTSE 100 is now at 6,096 having started the month at 6,083. Whilst the index is little changed over the month, the last few weeks have seen high levels of volatility with the index falling below 5,500 on 11 February.
March 1st, 2016, by Georgina Ogilvie-Jones